Hammer is basking in the glow of the success of The Woman In Black
, heading into week two in theaters to the tune of over $22mil so far. In the wake of that success comes the announcement that the legendary studio has picked up the rights to Gaslight
, a dark thriller from the pen of Ian Fried
. The plot reads a little like James McTeigue
’s The Raven
, but instead of Poe
helping investigators with murders based on his work, it is Jack the Ripper lending a hand.
Iconic production company Hammer, an Exclusive Media company, has acquired the rights to Gaslight
, an original screenplay written by newcomer Ian Fried
, it was announced today by Simon Oakes
, Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media and President & CEO of Hammer, and Guy East
and Nigel Sinclair
, Co-Chairmen of Exclusive Media. Hammer will develop and produce Gaslight
for the big screen.